I heard BLOM first on Feelings on WFMU and immediately knew I needed the whole album in my life. I waited until a bandcamp day so I could give them as much money as I could. Excited to hear more <3
The debut album 'Flower Violence' is a succinct introduction to Blóm. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Sam Grant at Blank Studios - Summer 2019.
Lyrically the album explores themes of queerness, feminism, gender identity, mental health, socio economic challenges, christianity, Twin Peaks and the Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel 'Crime and Punishment'. The latter theme is covered in - Übermensch, listed as two tracks on the album, which for the most part, was structured in the studio.
Open to improvisation, with fluidity, is how live performances are approached, often playing a continuous set with pieces merging into each other without any interruption. 'Songs' will develop once they have been played live to an audience, and are always open to change. This is how Übermensch in particular was approached during the recording. The improvised nature of the track adds to the feeling of unrest and uncertainty.
released May 1, 2020
Sleeve art by Liz McDade, Start Today Illustration
Side B label art by Erika Leaman
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This is a perfect all-rounder of an album, not only does it have crushing riffs, great vocals that add catchiness and intensity to the songs, a brilliant rhythm section as well as great lead guitar parts that further add character to the album but every song adds something a bit different to the table
This is an album that's so enjoyable it makes it feel so much shorter than what it actually is, this is an essential 2020 release in my opinion!